“Most data breaches are successful because today’s popular security systems are inflexible and don’t allow organizations to react immediately”, says Sid Prasanna, CEO FlexSecure. So Sid and his team set out to build an authentication application that was different, and he’s confident that FlexSecure’s passwordless and “flexible pin” approach to authentication, is one of the most advanced security applications on the market. “The reason why it’s easy to hack into accounts is because most of the current security solutions have static credentials and inflexible policies – so, ultimately accounts can be compromised by brute force. That’s not the case with FlexSecure.”
When talking about authentication, Sid likes to use a house analogy. “If you only have security at your front door then once that is breached an intruder can steal everything in your house. However, with our application, you can have unique authentication methods on your front door and every room in your house, so if your front door is breached, the bulk of your house can still be secure and intruders can’t steal everything from you.”
FlexSecure is a data security application that enables organizations to mix and match user authentication methods to protect cloud, mobile, and internal applications. FlexSecure is quickly integrated with business applications – typical integration takes less than a day – and is unique in that it uses passwordless security with a “flexible pin” option. In addition, FlexSecure doesn’t require an app for end users. This means that administrators can change authentication policies and pin structures dynamically, in near real time, without impacting the user experience. If a policy has been changed from a pin to passwordless authentication, the user will receive either an SMS or email message with an access link, and once the user clicks the link they can access the application. “At the end of the day, it’s a win for everyone – IT can be proactive or responsive as the case may be, and the end user doesn’t have to remember any passwords.” FlexSecure can be used in a variety of industries including government, financial services, healthcare and the SAAS vertical.
To offer user notification, FlexSecure turned to Plivo. “We decided to integrate Plivo’s SMS API with our application because we liked their support, scalability and pricing”, says Sid.
Plivo helped FlexSecure with onboarding and with the support from Plivo’s technical team, FlexSecure integrated the SMS API in less than a day. Plivo also helped FlexSecure with the whitelisting process for all major mobile communications companies. “We’re a security company, not a telecom company, which means we also appreciated that Plivo took care of the complicated telephony infrastructure and carrier relationships.”
“Our goals with FlexSecure are to offer a data security platform that is easy to use, while being flexible and effective. Using Plivo’s SMS capabilities helps us realize these goals and supports our mission to help companies across all industries improve authentication processes and minimize data breaches.”